Northern California

James Riepel

Reverse Mortgage Advisor NMLS-356314
James Riepel

About Me

Jim, a Danville, California resident, has served a broad range of clientele, providing funding for the real estate community, small businesses and commercial ventures of all types. He has a B.S. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin and Real Estate licensed since 1991.

As a former financial planner & investment banker, Jim has seen it all and brings a unique perspective of the financial world and the Northern California Real Estate marketplace. By utilizing a consultative approach, he excels at counseling prospective borrowers and educating them on the entire process, while securing their unique financial needs.

He especially enjoys working with the military, small businesses and clients, nearing retirement or enjoying their golden years, helping to preserve their nest egg while solving their cash flow needs.

Jim prides himself with helping borrowers in transition, whether purchasing a new property or refinancing an existing property. His enthusiasm and commitment to creating a seamless transaction, making his clients feel special throughout the process, is job one.

His knowledge of the industry, experience and dedication to creating the “Nordstrom Experience” is his way of serving clients before and after their transaction closes.

Jim is a proud father of two daughters and one son active in the United States Navy. He’s an avid golfer, hitting the course whenever possible.

Why Finance of America Mortgage?

We’re not about pushing loan papers. We’re about moving your dream forward. And we do that through knowledgeable local advisors, a personal approach, and a variety of smart loan options.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How many properties should I look at?

The total number of properties you may look at will depend on several factors, such as your budget and the housing availability in your area. In general, real estate agents recommend that homebuyers look at several properties before making a decision, but there is not an exact number. Most people look at 10 homes, at a minimum, so they can compare them. However, you may find the dream house with more or fewer searches.

What is the best way to search for homes?

When it comes to the best home buying tips, there are different ways to search for properties. Statistics from the National Association of REALTORS® reveal that 51 percent of buyers searched and found their homes on the internet, while 30 percent used real estate agents. Other ways to search for homes include asking friends, relatives, neighbors and homebuilders for help. A small percentage of homebuyers used newspaper advertisements and yard or open house signs to search for homes.

Should I get pre-approval before making an offer?

Although a pre-approval is not one of the required steps to buying a house, it can certainly help you stand out in a competitive market with many buyers. A pre-approval can show sellers that you’re serious and capable of getting a mortgage, so they may be more likely to accept your offer.

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My Office

Danville, CA
156 Diablo Road, Suite 203
Danville, CA 94526